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Post# 121160   1/13/2011 at 12:47 (4,793 days old) by chrisb32 ()        

Hi Guys, I have a favor to ask. I have only been on here a few months so I hope someone will help me out instead of me having to search the archives, lol. I used to have a printout of one of those model historys of the kirbys like electrolux has, but I lost it some time ago. I dont need it for the dates. I know the dates, I just like to have the printouts and kirby doesnt have it on their site that I can tell. I just printed off a new one from electrolux, well "Aerus"......kills my soul to call it that, lol. Anyway I think mine ended at the G4 anyway, so does anybody have one they could post for me that I could print off? Or if its already on here which thread is it? I dont know if kirby has it online or not but I cant find it. I did see one somewhere at some point but it was not clear enough or big enough to print out. Also, do any other companies have model history pictures all on one page like that? If so let me know. Rexair has some pics on their site but they are individual and its not really a history as much as the story. Also, I enjoy looking at catalog scans from sears, penneys, etc from the 60's thru the 80's. I saw the sears ones from 1976, 1978 and 1980 and I have catalogs from 1980, 1982, and 1985. One that I have always wondered if it was in a catalog was the last "square" one that used the 5033 bag that they brought back in the late 80's. It was Black, and red and gray, with gray but old style attachments and hose, cogged belt powermate, tool cover, and I think it was probably 3.9 hp. This is one of my favorites that i have wanted for years ever since I saw it in the store. If it was in a catalog would somebody please scan it for me? My favorites are Kenmore canister-pre swivel hose, Electrolux model G thru ultralux/commemorative edition (and of course the xxx and lx), Kirby pre G series, although I am very curious about all this new kirby model talk. I like most hoover, eureka, etc from the 50's thru the late 80's/early 90's. I am mostly a canister person, but I do love the eureka "f&g's" and the convertibles, dialamatics, decade, concept, etc. I nkow the kenmore question should have went into the contemporary forum but I didnt know I was going to think of it when I started this. I tend to ramble when Im bored, lol. Thanks for the help. Your new friend, Chris

Post# 121175 , Reply# 1   1/13/2011 at 14:05 (4,793 days old) by djkain2007 ()        

maybe this is what you're looking for?

Post# 121176 , Reply# 2   1/13/2011 at 14:08 (4,793 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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well the problem with those print outs is they leave SOOOO many models off the list. For Kirby there are approx. 40 models give or take from 1930 untill now and maybe 15 or 20 on the list.
C,2C,3C,4C,R,2R,3R,4R, Utility, 505,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,560,61,62, Sanitronic-VII, Dual-50,Dual-80, Classic, Omega, III, Tradition, Heritage, Heritage-II, Heritage-II Legend, Legend-II, Generation-3,4,5,6, Ultimate-G, Ultimate-G Diamond Edition, & Sentria. If you are a huge collector there are 2 versions of the G-4 and three versions of the G-6. And don't forget the Kirby Com-vac 1300 & 1600 as well as the Janitronic, Wide Sweep, & American Lincolin.

Post# 121177 , Reply# 3   1/13/2011 at 14:13 (4,793 days old) by chrisb32 ()        

djkain2007, yes that is what I am looking for, thanks. How do I get it to come out as a full page without being blurry? Also, Is yours black and white?

Post# 121178 , Reply# 4   1/13/2011 at 14:20 (4,793 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

$10.50 here (plus postage) and you can get a brand new one up to the Sentria here:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO twocvbloke's LINK on eBay

Post# 121189 , Reply# 5   1/13/2011 at 16:47 (4,792 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Gen after Gen sheet(s) & poster(s)...

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Hello Chris.

I have &/or can get as many as needed (within reason ~~lol~~) of the 8.5" x 11" sheet above, as you (or anyone) may want.

Sheets would only be $2.00 to mail you one.

The 24" x 36" poster version would be only $7.60 plus postage. Considerably less than the above posted link.

Just email me if anyone wants these or any other Genuine (in production) Kirby parts. [[email info. is in my profile in two places.]]

Cheers & hagd all,


Post# 121194 , Reply# 6   1/13/2011 at 17:07 (4,792 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"Considerably less than the above posted link."

I just recommended a trusted seller of genuine Kirby parts who I have used in the past... ;)

Smugness gets you nowhere in my opinion... :P

Post# 121200 , Reply# 7   1/13/2011 at 17:23 (4,792 days old) by chrisb32 ()        

Thanks guys. I appreciate the info from everyone. I dont need the large poster, just the 8x11 I could print out. It isnt really a big deal. I just thought of it and so I figured I would ask. I dont use paypal anymore so I will have to figure out how I want to pay for one. By the way, didnt mean to start anything.

Post# 121211 , Reply# 8   1/13/2011 at 18:52 (4,792 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

@chrisb32 - you did not start anything.

Post# 121219 , Reply# 9   1/13/2011 at 19:25 (4,792 days old) by chrisb32 ()        

lol, hopefully not. probably shouldnt have said anything. I dont know anyone here yet but i would like too in the future.

Post# 121235 , Reply# 10   1/13/2011 at 21:57 (4,792 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Hey Chris! You asked a great question! And you DID NOT start anything!

Post# 121238 , Reply# 11   1/13/2011 at 22:13 (4,792 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

to our "not so drama free" There's plenty of drama free people here, very knowledgable, and a pleasure to get to know when given the chance. When the drama gets evil enough, our webmaster takes care of things, just ignore the rest.


Post# 121240 , Reply# 12   1/13/2011 at 22:47 (4,792 days old) by chrisb32 ()        

Thanks for the replies everyone. It is very hard to offend me so if I dont like something, or if I am unsure, life has taught me to just overlook it unless I feel I just absolutely have to say something. It was a hard lesson to learn, lol. My bad bf choices over the years have taught me alot of things, lol. I love the thread in the off topic section about whos single, etc. I could write a book..........but i wont. Nice to meet you all.

Post# 121249 , Reply# 13   1/14/2011 at 04:46 (4,792 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
Some of my favorite people are from Tennessee

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I had an aunt and uncle in Lebanon for a few years. Welcome to the club!

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